2020 - 2nd Quarter

George Orwell, Outlier Taiwan, and Mid-sized Nations

Wednesday May 27

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In that war’s aftermath, novelist George Orwell produced two prophetic works. The first, Animal Farm, was published in August 1945; the second, Nineteen Eighty-Four, came out in June 1949. ...

President Tsai Needs a Bold 2nd Inaugural Address

Monday May 11

President Tsai Ing-wen is set to deliver her 2nd inaugural address on May 20. As one who has for the past three decades, has lived, worked in, observed and written extensively on Taiwan’s robust development, struggle for democracy and search for identity, I offer some thoughts for Tsai to consider in that address. ...

It’s Time to Put Taiwan in the WHO/WHA

Thursday April 23

If there is one thing that the continuing spread and ravages of the COVID-19 should have taught all the nations of the world, it is that Taiwan absolutely needs to be in the WHO and the World Health Association. It should be there, not simply as an observer as in the past, but as an active contributor and key player in all future world health decisions and follow up. ...

Taiwan Leads in COVID-19 Response

Wednesday April 08

One cannot go a day without some news or media update about the spread of COVID-19. It is impossible to even remember exactly when in the past it was not like this. Such is the nature of the pandemic that is crisscrossing the world. ...